Christmas has changed for me over the years, from the excited, little, fresh-faced kid with Subbuteo (and tube of UHU glue) to the worn-out parent, with the jaunty paper hat and half-empty glass of beer. One of the things that hasn't changed, at least in our house, is the bumper, double issue Christmas Radio Times. … Continue reading Times a changin
I didn't intend talking about this, I've mentioned it before. I intended talking about something else, but since this is an integral part of that something else, I'll talk about that another time. The best tool for utilising microformats, is the Operator add-on. Other people have tried creating tools for other browsers, but for minimal … Continue reading What microformats can do for you
Google have started adding photos and Wikipedia entries to their maps. Currently only activated when using maps.google.com you can click the "More" button to activate icons showing points of interest. I was amazed by how many things are tagged but slightly disappointed that Edge Hill isn't on there yet. It will be interesting to see … Continue reading Mapping Wikipedia
Continuing my Google Groupie status, it's interesting to see that Google is following Yahoo's lead in adopting microformats. I've thought for a while that microformats would be really useful but without a good way of using them then adoption would be very low. It's a chicken and egg situation where browsers won't be motivated to … Continue reading Microformats ready for mainstream use?
There has been a buzz about Microformats for over a year now, but until recently I was still confused by the concept. I had no idea how they could be implemented effectively and I was unsure of their relevance. The Microformats website is also rather academically written, and lacks the clear non-technical language that we … Continue reading @Media2007: Tantek Celik: Microformats, Building Blocks, and you